Summer 2021 NeuroNex Research Experience for Undergraduates

2021 REU dates: June 7 – August 13

Our application site is now closed.


REU eligibility requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently enrolled undergraduates who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  • Applicants must submit a complete application that includes:
    • Two Letters of Recommendation
    • Recent School Transcripts
    • Statement of Interest
    • Selection of top five projects from a list of projects available in 2021
  • Applicants must be eighteen years of age or older before June 7, 2021.
  • Applicants must not have received a Bachelor’s degree before the end of the program in August 2021.
  • If you have already participated in a Cornell NeuroNex REU program, you are NOT eligible to apply again.

Minority and women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Cornell students interested in REU programs are encouraged to apply outside of Cornell University.



Selection is based on academic standing and faculty recommendations.

This REU Program uses a rolling admission process beginning January 2021 until positions are filled, usually March 31, 2021. The earlier your application is completed, the better your chance for acceptance.


COVID-19 Notice

Due to the uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 situation in New York, the Cornell NeuroNex REU program reserves the right to make modifications to the REU Program features and requirements, as needed. Project descriptions will indicate which projects cannot run remotely, should circumstances require a shift to a remote or hybrid program. Applicants will be notified of all developments and changes to program requirements.